Section: Debconf (8)
dpkg-reconfigure - reconfigure an already installed package
dpkg-reconfigure [options] packages
reconfigures packages after they have already been
installed. Pass it the names of a package or packages to reconfigure. It
will ask configuration questions, much like when the package was first
If you just want to see the current configuration of a package, see
- -ftype, --frontend=type
Select the frontend to use. The default frontend can be permanently changed
Note that if you normally have debconf set to use the noninteractive
frontend, dpkg-reconfigure will use the dialog frontend instead, so you
actually get to reconfigure the package.
- -pvalue, --priority=value
Specify the minimum priority of question that will be displayed.
dpkg-reconfigure normally shows low priority questions no matter what your
default priority is. See debconf(7) for a list.
Use whatever the default priority of question is, instead of forcing the
priority to low.
- -u, --unseen-only
By default, all questions are shown, even if they have already been
answered. If this parameter is set though, only questions that have not yet
been seen will be asked.
Force dpkg-reconfigure to reconfigure a package even if the package is in an
inconsistent or broken state. Use with caution.
Prevent dpkg-reconfigure from reloading templates. Use with caution; this
will prevent dpkg-reconfigure from repairing broken templates databases.
However, it may be useful in constrained environments where rewriting the
templates database is expensive.
- -h, --help
Display usage help.
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